With little fanfare and even less public transparency, at least 60 cities in the US and Europe have implemented crime forecasting systems. It’s time for a national discussion on police policies and citizen protections.
Technocrats will because Technocrats can. Deep surveillance of all citizens, in the name of crime or terror prevention, is twisted and very un-Constitutional. In most cases, it is law enforcement’s lazy way out of doing good police work in the first place.
Police receive buckets of money in grants from outside the city’s oversight, and are thus not accountable for how it is used. Police departments need to be put back under the total direction of the cities they serve, and the taking of outside funds should be forbidden.
Anything that collects data on you in your own house can and will be used against you: smart appliances, personal assistants, cell phones, computers, etc.
In nineteen Eighty Four language, Obama has just created the “Ministry of Truth” with the signing of S.2943.The bill’s co-sponsor is Sen. Rob Portman, former U.S. Trade Representative with plenty of Trilateral Commission connections.
Do we need or want a militarized police force in America? No. We are not a battlefield, but Technocrats at high levels believe there must be a means of control in place to ultimately enforce Technocracy.
Original Technocrats in the 1930s hated politicians and would have simply dismissed them summarily. Today, technology is being splattered on society faster than our political process can handle, giving the Technocrats a huge advantage in overrunning our institutions and society in general.
Scientific Dictatorship and Technocracy are enabled by the ever-increasing surveillance of citizens. Thus far, there is no evidence that Trump has any concept of Technocracy or its intent to dominate the world with an alternative economic system based on resources and energy.
Mark Zuckerberg is proving himself to be a true Technocrat by assisting China’s autocratic and repressive government to censor content on Facebook. If he has such tools, how long will it be before they are applied in other countries or in the United States?
As predicted, pre-crime software has swept the nation, with departments at all levels trying to benefit from the Utopian promise of catching them before they commit. However, critics are realizing that is turning into a new method of profiling from which there can be no escape.